Obituary Details

Sena Christensen

(09/12/1879 - 01/19/1938)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/20/1938

Mrs. Chris Christensen, Well-Known Kirtley Woman, Dies After Brief Illness

Mrs Chris Christensen, 58 years of age, died at her home near Kirtley, from the effects of pneumonia, after an illness of only four days.

Mrs. Christensen was stricken with pneumonia on Saturday, January 15. Dr. Reckling was called Sunday and because of the bad condition of the roads it was some time before he could get through. His car stalled twice and later some of the neighbors came and took him out.

After the doctor's arrival, it was seen that she was in a critical condition and he sent to town for an oxygen tank. Not wishing to take one of the tanks from the hospital, the mechanics at the Boyd Chevrolet Co. rigged up a tank and this was taken to the ranch and Mrs. Christensen was put under an oxygen tent.

However, the efforts to save her life were futile and she passed away four days after she was stricken.

Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran Church at 2:00 o'clock the Thursday afternoon, with Rev. A.I. Bernthal officiating. Interment will be made at the cemetery at Van Tassell immediately after the services in Lusk.

Pallbearers were Geo. Martin, John Lohr, H.P. Fancher, Wm. Brunkhorst, John Siemsen and Geo. Hecklebeck.

Sena Olsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 12, 1879. In July , 1911, she came to America to make her home. On September 9, 1911 she was united in marriage at Aberdeen, S.D., to Swen Beck Jensen. To them were born three sons. After the death of Mr. Jensen she moved to LaPorte, Ind., where she made her home. Here she became an active member of the Lutheran Church. In1931 she came to Wyoming to make her home. On Feb. 13, 1931, she was united in marriage to Chris Christensen of Van Tassell, Wyo. Since that time she has lived in the Kirtley community, where she was known as a loving and faithful wife and mother, and has proven herself of true kindness and lasting friendships to both neighbors and friends. She leaves to mourn a sorrowing husband and children, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen of Douglas, Wyo.; S. Beck Jensen of Rushville, Neb.; Ted W. Jensen of Lusk; a sister, Mrs. C.W. Sorensen of Chicago, and a brother John Olsen of Clausen, Michigan.

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